Apple released on Monday updates to a number of its software offerings, including OS X, iTunes and Safari. The updates included security patches for all and other feature and design updates for some.
Apple's iOS security rep has been under attack recently by a series of reports about vulnerabilities in iOS apps. The latest example is the "BackStab" attack used to steal private information from iOS device backup files stored on a victim's computer, according to research released Monday by Palo Alto Networks.
Java is no longer at the top of the list of security threats to PCs in the United States, according to the latest quarterly report by security vendor Secunia, a Flexera Software company.
Apple may finally be on the road to success with its cloud applications. That is if the rumors are true that the company is building a high-speed network and changing the way it designs its data centers. Considering the company joined the Open Compute Project a few months ago, it seems like we should bet on the rumors being true.
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced this week that his firm has about 800 million iTunes accounts, up from 575 million in June 2013. Mobile payments could turn all of those iTunes accounts into a "gold mine," judges Nigam Arora, editor of the Arora Report and contributor to Forbes.
Apple makes the vast majority of its money selling iPhones and iPads, but as profits get squeezed on hardware, it could be better served by concentrating on content instead.
Apple unexpectedly released the sixth beta version of its new iOS 7 operating system Thursday afternoon. The company issued iOS 7 beta 5 less than two weeks ago and typically drops new iOS updates to developers on Monday mornings, suggesting this latest over-the-air release contains improvements deemed critical by Apple brass.
Listening to digital music files remains the leading consumer activity across Apple's iTunes platform, but free iOS application downloads are narrowing the gap, according to a new NPD Group report.
Record iTunes billings and iPhone sales helped Apple post fiscal third-quarter revenues of $35.3 billion, up slightly from $35 billion in the year-ago quarter. Net profits fell to $6.9 billion from $8.8 billion in the year-earlier period.
Although it is more 'under-the-covers' information, iTunes is a user of both Hadoop and Teradata large-scale data warehousing.